Clinton Has Not Abused Power
To the editors:
Thomas Cotton (column, Feb. 4) explains that it is immoral for the American people to support a President during a time of peace and prosperity simply because his personal life is not "virtuous." This reasoning can lead to a nearly fascist conclusion, concentrating the morals of society in its political leadership, which was elected for secular purposes and has not abused its power over the American people.
No Americans have died because of Clinton's lack of virtue, except in the minds of some of the lesser-respected radio talk-show hosts. Perhaps America should follow a more enlightened path and let the executive branch work to better the lives of all Americans and let others, i.e. communal and religious leaders, provide the moral backbone that this country does indeed need. HAROLD E. LUBER '99 Feb. 4, 1998